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  • Have a few friends that home brew and enjoy the process with them. Unfortunately I do not live close to them anymore, so decided to go at it on my own as well. Basic setup right now to get into it. Fermenting and bottling buckets and a 7.5 gallon kettle.
  • SWMBO Gluten Free, Cole's Boxer Brown Ale, Highland Gaelic Ale Clone
  • Midwest Irish Red Ale
  • Nothing yet, about to bottle the Irish Red above
  • Female
  • Married
  • Raleigh
  • NC


  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 06:07 PM
    Next step to a full setup, yes please!

  • Posted in thread: Still alive - just tackling a HUGE DIY on 02-08-2016 at 09:44 PM
    Agree with Huaco, out of the three, the middle

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation trouble on 02-01-2016 at 08:13 PM

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation trouble on 02-01-2016 at 07:24 PM
    I added a quarter teaspoon of sugar to each bottle this time to see if that did anything. We
    are trying to avoid the juice because we like the "original" flavor of the kombucha. I
    definitely think I s...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation trouble on 02-01-2016 at 01:12 PM
    I may be confusing with beer brewing, but in general, when any liquid off gases CO2, it
    collects in the head space since it is less dense. Refrigerating helps dissolve the CO2 back
    into the liquid. I ...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation trouble on 01-31-2016 at 05:22 PM
    They sit at room temp or a little under, low 70s. Usually let them sit for 3-5 days before
    putting in the fridge for 24 hours

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation trouble on 01-29-2016 at 06:09 PM
    So this is technically our second batch. We let the first ferment a little longer than our
    taste buds preferred, a bit vineagary, so we backed it off this time and it tastes good, right
    around 3.0 pH ...

  • Posted in thread: Overstock KEG SALE + 5 Gallon Keg Giveaway - on 01-25-2016 at 06:47 PM
    Can't have too many kegs! :ban:

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-13-2016 at 08:32 PM
    yes Yes YEs YES!!!

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation after 5 weeks !?! on 12-16-2015 at 03:29 AM
    Keg or bottles?

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